Average User Score: 7.3Apr 17, 2012This is a disappointing movie. How can a film about one of history's most iconic, mysterious and enchanting movie stars be so un-enchanting? Even Michelle Williams as Marilyn and Kenneth Branagh as Olivier cannot save this film from the boring direction of Simon Curtis. This is a story that had a chance to me as magical as Marilyn herself. Instead, we get what looks like incredibly staged and uninvolving scenes, a plethora of men swooning at Williams in basically every scene, and the look and feel of a TV movie of the week. There wasn't one scene of real substance here, save for some nice moments with Judi Dench, as Dame Sybil Thorndike, who is authentically sympathetic to Marilyn and defends her from the at times harsh and un-compassionate colleagues on the British movie set where they are working. The characters are little more than cardboard caricatures and lack the true character development of a more distinguished film. Williams tried hard, but had too much working against her here. At the end of the 102 minute running time, I still yearned to learn much more about this charismatic and troubled movie star-icon.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Mar 18, 2012Shot in documentary style by Bourne director Paul Greengrass, Green Zone is an excellent thriller. It pulls you in at the outset and doesn't let up at all. The movie's premise is that the intel for the Iraqui War was fraudulent and that we went to war on false pretenses. Not only this, but that certain political factions in Washington knew the intel was false and used it as an excuse to invade the country.
The movie wiill be liked by those loyal to the administration at the time and to the belief that WMDs existed in Iraq. The movie is not a documentary nor based on fact, but merely gives us this storyline to ponder. For me, it asks the question,: Will we ever know what went on in Iraq?
Damon is the non-stop action hero out to pursue the truth. While the story is not always believable and is filled with improbabilities, it works well as a thriller and as a film that attempts to show the mass confusion of a country just beginning to fall apart.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Jan 26, 2012Paranormal Activity 3 has more scares than Paranormal 2 and is most likely the best of the three films so far. The filmmakers do a good job here by letting us see the action from both handheld sources and from a creative POV shot where the camera is attached to a rotating fan. We are eager to see what has or has not changed in the room with each turn of the fan.
PA 3 is basically a prequel to the original and this is a good thing since we learn more about the background of the story. This added plot development brings the movie up a notch.
Those who did not get into the 'found footage' style of the franchise and who did not return for the second installment will not find very much new here. However, for those of us who have become fans, this PA is a worthy addition.… Expand